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Behaviour Mentor for school

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Job description

Do you have experience supporting children expressing challenging behaviour?

We may just have your perfect role!

Teaching Personnel are looking for people who have experience supporting vulnerable children. This may be in a Primary setting, through a Youth Work Programme or in another capacity. We are looking for patient and resilient staff members to support children in a Primary setting who are expressing challenging behaviour or struggling to cope in a classroom environment.

We are looking for someone who has experience supporting children with needs such as SEMH, ASC, BESD, ADHD and PDA. The ideal candidate will be Team Teach trained (or a similar behaviour management strategy) and have experience delivering Nurture interventions. There are many children who find starting a school in September a challenge - with new teachers and timetables. Many children can be unsettled and express challenging behaviour - we are looking for someone with experience managing children on a 121 or small group basis. You will be expected to work with children who are finding transition challenging and who need additional support in school. You will need to act as a role model and mentor to children who are finding the school environment a challenge, this will include delivering structured activities and learning programmes to support pupils in building relationships and will need to take into account pupil learning styles and positive behaviour management. As a 'behaviour buddy' you will need to challenge and motivate children in your care, to reinforce self-esteem and encourage them to take part in whole class activities in a positive manner. You may be involved in improving their attendance in school, and will work with other members of staff to create a consistent behaviour plan for the children that you are supporting.

Our Ideal Behaviour Specialist Teaching Assistant will have:

  • Minimum of NVQ L2 or equivalent
  • Good Literacy, Numeracy and communication skills (A - C, GCSE Levels)
  • Recent experience in a school/PRU/Youth Work setting
  • Team Teach/MAPA qualification
  • Good understanding of child development
  • Ability to create an inclusive environment
  • Ability to use own initiative and work independently and as part of a team
  • Patient, resilient and calm manner

In turn, Teaching Personnel can offer you;

  • Up to £65 per day, depending on previous experience
  • Ongoing development through our unrivalled CPD Academy
  • A dedicated consultant who will work for you
  • Support with interviews to find your ideal position
  • Work in schools exclusive to Teaching Personnel
  • Full and Part Time work to fit around your existing commitments
  • Experience in a range of settings, including Integrated Resource Units

To apply for this role, please forward your full CV to Charlie Potts in the Sheffield South Primary Team or call us on 0114 2413343 for more information.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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